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Athlete profile: Ernesto Kuhl

Jayden Jones, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Earning a coveted spot on a sports team is no easy task — just ask senior Ernesto Kuhl. After three years of being cut from the basketball roster, Kuhl finally made the team his senior year. Kuhl has participated in conditioning and has tried out for the basketball team each year since his freshman...

Trump vs. The Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

March 25, 2019

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — strongly advocated by former first lady Michelle Obama — was enacted in 2010 to provide funding for child nutrition programs and increase access to healthy food in schools through nutrition standards. However, the Trump administration is now lowering some of these...

The more the merrier? Differing family dynamics affect quality of childhood

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019

Family dynamics are convoluted, messy and sometimes filled with drama. No matter how crazy you think your family might be, it’s undeniable that the family you are born into shapes your personality. Psychologists have turned their attention to a more complicated question — does family size matter? Unfortunately...

New Years Resolutions and those that are actually taken seriously

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019

It’s only been a few weeks since 2019 began, but most students’ New Year’s resolutions are already fading into nonexistence. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions become unfulfilled by the second week of February. It’s the same story every year: students vow to stay...

Millenial Failure — the “Snowflake Generation”

Jasmine Prasad, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

In recent years, Americans have seen high of college dropout rates; according to The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), the typical completion rate for four year colleges is only 35%. These rates coincide with the millennial generation, leaving analysts to wonder why, despite higher than ever admittance...

Marajuana is a new major at uni

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how to harvest marijuana at its peak potency? There’s a class for that. Some colleges are offering marijuana-themed courses and majors in order to satisfy the explosive marijuana growing business. With the legalization of medical marijuana in 35 states, many have began to approve of its...

Disability accomidations for those with mental-health issues

Bailey Kirkeby, News editor, Managing Editor, Entertainment Columnist

March 25, 2019

A recent study concluded that as many as one in four students at some elite colleges in the U.S. are now considered “disabled,” earning extra time on tests and other accommodations. Such a large number is largely attributed to mental-health issues, causing some to question if stress, anxiety and...

Supreme court in an ongoing battle to restrict prayers before meetings

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

The ongoing controversy behind school board prayers may soon be reaching the Supreme Court, ultimately deciding whether the prayers are in violation of the First Amendment. Prayers within public schools have often stirred controversy over their constitutionality — such as praying during school sports...

Alternatives for high price activities

Gavin Cardoza

March 25, 2019

Family outings are often a great way for family members to bond with one another. Spending the day at the ballpark, watching a favorite team play or heading out to catch the latest film release; these picture-perfect moments are ones that live on in the memories of each family member, until, at least,...

BCHS choral department showcases their winter concert

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

December 18, 2018

On Dec. 4, 2018, Bear Creek’s Choral Department presented their Winter Concert, showcasing the hard work that the three choir classes (two beginning classes and one advanced class) have invested for the semester. The two beginning classes came together to form one “super choir,” performing the...

Other standing entertainment features

Other standing entertainment features

-- Cifuentes, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Film:8th Grade “The comedian Bo Burnham-turned-filmmaker has the wisdom to know that eighth grade isn't a stage – it's a state of mind most us never entirely grow out of,” Peter Travers (American film critic and journalist) said in a “Rolling Stone” article. Kayla Day is an eighth grader in her final week of middle school in White Plains, New York. She posts motivational videos on YouTube about confidence and self-image that get almost no views as she struggling to make friends at school, winning the “Most Quiet” award from her classmates. Mark, her single father, struggles to connect with her and break her from her reliance on social media. Eighth Grade masterfully captures the emotional horror of being a Generation Z student, grossing $252,284 in 6 first weekend. The movie is light-hearted and relatable in all. Its per-screen average of $10.1 million is the best of 2018 thus far.     Album: Sweetener After years of searching, Ariana Grande has found her true voice. Sweetener is an exemplary pop album, radiating with bliss and joy and newfound love Singer Ariana Grande’s rising comeback created much hype for her newly released album Sweetener which was released on August 17, 2018, through Republic Records, and features guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott. Her lead single "No Tears Left to Cry” was released on April 20, 2018, and debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The album is receiving much attention due to her four-month hiatus shortly after the Manchester bombing at her live concert that took place on May 22, 2017. On the final track of Sweetener, Grande added 40 seconds so that its duration is exactly 5:22- the date of the Manchester bombing. Since she first began her singing career in 2012, Ariana Grande has become much stronger and developed in her music career.   Novel: Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda Simon Spier is a gay closeted 16-year-old junior and a musical theater student. Unknown to everyone, including his family and friends, Spier has been emailing someone named "Blue” using the pseudonym "Jacques," meaning “Simon” in French, as the two get closer. However, Simon is blackmailed, his secret threatened to be released if he doesn't play wingman for Martin, who is interested in one of Simon’s friends. With, his sexual orientation and the privacy of his lover has been put into jeopardy. Spier must find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he is pushed out and before he loses Blue, who gets closer to revealing himself every day. Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda is a funny, heartfelt, and truly touching teen romance that could easily become a modern classic for today's generation.     Video Game: Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018) Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. It is the eleventh major installment, and twentieth overall, in the Assassin's Creed series and the successor to 2017's Assassin's Creed Origins. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tows an intriguing yet similar line, eager to showcase a gallery of fascinating locations and relics while providing players with enough tools to slaughter thousands, and it’s even leaning into its more fantastical elements this time around....

Another POV on Kavanaugh’s nomination

Another POV on Kavanaugh’s nomination

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

President Donald Trump’s candidate to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme court, Brett Kavanaugh, has received much criticism from both sides of the political spectrum; social conservatives claim that he simply isn’t conservative enough, and liberals claim that he is an outlier from mainstream...

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